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of defense has been concerned for more than a year about the problems that the u.s. has been having in cyberspace, both on dod networks, but also on critical infrastructure, and there's a real fear that some of our foreign opponents had the ability to make attack us through this, to hurt dod and so there's a real interest in making dod better able to operate in cyberspace and this is one of the initiatives that the department is making to do that. >> reporter: u.s. intelligent officials are getting more and more concerned that chinese and russian operatives are surveilling computer systems that control places like this, power plants and other key parts of america's infrastructure. contacted by cnn, an official at the chinese embassy in washington called that notion ridiculous, unwarranted and said in a statement, we want to see no more of such allegations of china targeting u.s. infrastructure through the internet. the nsa's mere involvement is creating dispute. "the wall street journal" which first reported this story says in order to detect possible cyber attacks, the nsa would re
-military spending in to that bill. the u.s. trade deficit widened by 4.8% in may to $42.3 billion. that's the highest level in 18 months. job openings dropped in may to $3.3 million to $3.2 million. layoffs were up slightly. wall street hot streak continued today. dow gained 146 3/4. s&p 500 added more than 16 1/2. the nasdaq was up 43 2/3. federal judge in new york cleared for trial the first guantanamo bay detainee to be prosecuted in a civilian court. the judge ruled that galahni's five-year detention and two-year interrogation were not grounds for dismissal. the mental image many people have of the guantanamo bay facility is probably pretty grim. national correspondent catherine herridge shows us tonight reality is quite different. >> detainee dumping the dirt is actually gardening. for the 181 detainees remaining at guantanamo bay, the quality of life is apparently improving. playstation, board games, nintendo, there are more ways than ever to pass the time. popular titles in the library include harry potter and "twilight" a series about teen angst and vampires. by contrast, convic
, the top secret america -- a new "washington post" investigative series reveals a u.s. national security operation in potential disarray. the papers lead reporter on the story is here. >>> and her identity as a cia operative was leaked sparking an international uproar. valerie plame wilson is weighing in on the hidden culture of spies in the u.s., russia, and iran. we want to welcome our viewers around the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> just a week ago, few people had heard of shirley sherrod. but the former usda official was thrust into the headlines overnight when conservative web publisher andrew brightbart put out a misleading clip that falsely implied sherrod discriminated against a white farmer. sherrod was forced to resign from the government post. but the video of the entire speech revealed. her words were taken entirely out of context. and her remarks were about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. the agriculture secretary tom vilsack apologized to sherrod and offered her a new job and she spoke by phone with presid
portable heat-seeking missiles against u.s. aircraft. secret commando units are working off a capture kill list of 70 insurgent commanders. julian is defending the move. >> the material doesn't reveal just cases by the u.s. military. of course, as the u.s. military is reporting on all the abuses by the taliban and suicide bombers and ieds going off and so on, so it does describe the abuses by both sides in this war. and that's how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> joining me now from london, our senior national correspondent nick robertson and rezla sayid. nick, we'll start with you. does this compromise the security of our allies as members of the white house have clearly said? >> it certainly is going to have some sources looking at what they are saying, who they are saying it to and what are the consequences if they get caught as a result of these types of leaks in the future. if you are compromising your sources, then you are compromising your source. is anyone going to die as a result of this? well, the site that ha
. >>> new denials that bp played a role in the release of a convicted terrorist but some u.s. lawmakers are not buying it. this hour, cnn's richard quest presses libya's oil minister about the lockerbie bomber and whether a deal was can you the to free him. apple reveals its response to an embarrassing problem with its newest iphones three weeks after they went on sale. will customers who race to buy these new gadgets be satisfied? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> bp says it is encouraged by what's happening in the gulf of mexico right now. for more than 24 hours a new well cap has been containing the oil that spewed into the water for almost three months. the critical integrity test as it's called and the cap is still under way right now. the worst may, repeat, may be over but as we've seen in this disaster sometimes things can go wrong at any moment. let's check in with cnn's david mattingly joining us now from new orleans. david, you just got off a phone conference with thad allen, the national incident commander. he updated us on what's going on right now. give
the u.s. intelligence community almost a decade after 9/11. and is the tea party movement being torn apart by allegations of racism? one wing of the group expels another and tea party backed candidates are left holding the bag. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> right now officials in the gulf say they don't see any major red flags with the new well cap that might force them to unleash a big gusher of oil. once again they're moving ahead with another full day of tests, athoer 24 hours. they are keeping a close watch on pressure levels. all important pressure levels. and any existing or potential oil leaks. david mattingly is looking at all of this in new orleans on the scene. you just heard from thad allen, the incident commander, and update our viewers on what we know right now, david. >> reporter: wolf, thad allen says they're looking at anomalies that they're encountering down there but so far none of them indicating a problem that tells them they have to stop these tests and reopen that well. but these anomalies as he discussed them were happening as methane comi
secret u.s. documents, a whistle blowing website might possess. >>> terrifying drop. the pictures of a toddler falls three stories from an apartment building but amazingly he is okay. >>> chelsea's big day. the former first daughter gets hitched in new york. we have new details about the wedding which are emerging this morning. we're there live for you. >>> the story from behind bars. a new report talks about what life is like in jail for lindsay lohan. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to this, the last day of july. >>> developing right now, pakistani officials say more than 800 people have been killed over this past week alone after record-breaking floods in the region. joining me now from london, nbc's tazin ahmed. they're pretty extraordinary. what are you learning? >> reporter: they are extreme conditions, alex. death toll is at least 800 at the moment. those figures are expected to rise. large areas approving to be inaccessible and more rain is expected. now hundreds of thousands have been forced from homes and up to a million according to the u.n. have been aff
pentagon correspondent barbara starr following it all for us. >> very few statements from the u.s. military at this hour. because by all accounts they are still pulling out all the stops to search for the sailor who is still missing. and believed the to be in taliban hands. afghan government officials in the province where all of this took place south of kabul, the capitol, say the bodies of one of the sailors have been found. he was apparently killed in the fire fight that broke out. the other sailor may be wounded. at this hour, in fact, they are still searching urgently for him. posters have been put up. rewards have been offered. they are scouring the region south of the capitol looking for any leads that they can. >> barbara, thank you. this year is shaping up to the be the deadliest for u.s. forces since the war in afghanistan began. 52 americans have died there this month. the high was 60 last month. we should also point out that the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than ever before. the death toll for the year so far, 253. >>> tony hayward is on his way out. that is according to
underway for two u.s. service members missing in afghanistan. a live report coming up. and celebrating the scouts right here on the national mall in washington. 100 years of boy scouting. that calls for a big parade. we will take you there. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live in the nation's capital starts right now. >> shannon: at this hour invincible spirit underway. joint military exercises are meant as a show strength as tensions boil between north korea and the south. greg palkot is on board the uss george washington. he joins us on the phone with the very latest. greg? >> hey, shannon. we wrapped up a very busy day. you know they call it a defensive operation. we certainly saw a lot of offensive muscle being flexed. it is a large scale maneuver, 20 ships involved, including the one we are on, a huge nucleared powered aircraft carrier u.s.s. george washington. 200 aircraft including f-22 and f-18s we have been seeing fly off the dock of this aircraft carrier all day. 8,000 service members involved. u.s. south korean 5500 on this aircraft carrier. all in response, a
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each other about a ra barack and david. >> the u.s. has no stronger partner than great britain. >> reporter: but the bp oil leak in the gulf coast test thad alliance. oil giant british petroleum continues to wreak of havoc. >> i completely understand the anger that exists. the oil spill a catastrophe. >> reporter: and growing controversy whether bp had the role in a release of ali muhammad. >> releasing a mass murderer of 270 people, the largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom, was completely wrong. so in my view, neither should that killer have been given that luxury. that wasn't a decision taken by bp. it was taken by the scottish government. >> reporter: he was convicted in the 1988 pan am 103 bombing over lockerbie scotland that killed 270 people, mostly americans. the scottish government released him on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. president obama said that was a mistake, and cameron agreed. cameron said he would provide information for a u.s. congressional investigation but di
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with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
in austria. the u.s. says this is a good deal for them. even though it was four people given to the u.s. and ten given to russia. the four were much more high value. they were in failing health. the u.s. was eager to get them out of harsh confinement. it does send the message you say that the u.s. will try to stand by people who aid the west. and finally, the ten here never gain anything of value to value. they were sending people who never made much of a dent. for that reason, there was no great justice department interest in having them serve any time. they were available to send back. this was a great opportunity to get these four out is the way the u.s. ultimately looks at it. then, also, it wipes the slate clean of what had become an irritant in an effort to improve relations between the u.s. and russia. >> and exactly on that point, the attorney general eric holder was out here and we had a chance to talk with him briefly and this was his response. >> we wanted to make sure that we did this as quickly as we could so we didn't have any kind of ongoing negative impact between the go
-old unknown, unemployed military vet to the u.s. senate. >> while there were a free moments that had people thinking, awkward! there were others in the crowd wondering if maybe this wasn't such a bad idea after all. jessica yellin was there for the big debut. >> reporter: if there's one person who believes alvin greene could be south carolina's next u.s. senator, it's alvin greene. >> i'm the best candidate in the united states senate race here in south carolina. i am also the best choice for the image award next year. >> reporter: he does not lack confidence. it is a new campaign speech, greene offered some specifics. >> let's pick up with some of the projects that were put on hold after 9/11. such as improving transportation and infrastructure. >> reporter: some standard rhetoric -- >> my campaign is about getting south carolina and america back to work and moving south carolina and america forward. >> reporter: and a glimpse of his political philosophy. >> the punishment should fit the crime. fairness saves us money. let's reclaim our country from the terrorists and the communists. i kno
." >>> pressure to leave the u.s. department of agriculture, shunned by the naacp. we're pushing forward this story of shirley sherrod now she's telling us that we don't know the whole story. a youtube clip of her went viral. it's from an naacp dinner in march. >> there is zero tolerance for discrimination at the usda. i strongly condemn this. we are appalled by her actions just as we are with the abuse of power against farmers of color and female farmers. but sherrod says, hold on a second. that clip doesn't have context and doesn't tell the whole story. she actually called in to cnn's american morning to talk about her context. she said that we have totally missed the mark on this. >> we certainly don't have the whole story is what she's saying. when you take a look at that clip and play it for ben jealous with the naacp, they say clearly it would represent institutional racism. this took place on august 27th. shirley says, hang on here, i was recounting a story that took place 24 years ago. long before she joined the u.s. department of agriculture. here's what she told us this morning
shown by an employee at the u.s. department of agriculture. the evidence was a video clip of shirley sherrod speaking at an naacp event this march. at that event she recounts this story. >> the first time i was faced with having a white farmer needing to save his farm, he took a long time talk iing but was trying to show he was superior to me, i knew what he was doing. what he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was i was trying to decide how much help i was going to give him. i was dealing with the fact that so many black people have lost their farm land and here i was faced with a white person needing to save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> damning evidence, right? a usda official, a government official admitting on tape to racial discrimination, to withholding government assistance to white farmers, specifically because they're white. stop the presses! within hours of that clip being posted online and billed as evidence of a racist within the obama administration fox news, understanding their
it keeps money flowing into the u.s. economy. why would they want to add to the debt when they still have lots of money that still hasn't been earmarked for anything? >> i can't answer that directly but i can say that speaker pelosi -- speaker pelosi, president obama and senator reid thinks spend more money, that's the best way to create jobs, spend more money, extend jobless benefits, they say that's a way of creating jobs. many economists say that's not correct. we're getting earnings reports from the financial companies, the economy, the recovery, has stalled, that you can say for sure. secondly, this extension of unemployment benefits will definitely add to the overall decifit. $34 billion. because we've got to borrow this money. if you look at the debt clock, that means that by the end of this day or by early tomorrow morning, top left, there you go, we've crossed $13.2 trillion. we'll be at 13.22 by the end of tomorrow or early into thursday morning. we're adding to the decifit. you can definitely say that. martha: i mentioned, we all remember not too long ago, they passed pay go wh
u.s. units in iraq. we're going to be bringing you more of their story so good news to report there. >> exactly. some weather news that we're going to be tracking this morning and talking about it with jacqui jeras, chicago flooding, there has been some serious rainfall in the midwest, more than 13,000 people waking up without power. several streets and major highways were blocked throughout the day and firefighters had to use row boats to get access to some people. >>> also some scary video we are seeing out of germany, 1.4 million people trying to attend the same event and disaster happens. 19 dead in a stampede, another 400 injured. we're going to get more into this, show more of the video and explain exactly what was happening in germany. let's give you a look at some of the other stories making headlines. the exercises are under way off the coast of north korea. north korea meanwhile threatening action after the u.s. and the south koreans are actually engaged in joint military exercises that are going on just off the coast there of the korean peninsula. these exercises expected
-- roman polanski will not be extradited to the united. the swiss justice ministry says u.s. officials failed to provide all of the records needed for the transfer. polanski has been on the run from the united states since 1978 when he pleaded guilty to child sex charges. criminal defense attorney paul callan reacted to the news this morning. >> the extradition law is if the crime is a crime in the country where the person is being held, switzerland, in the same place the crime was committed, california, and this was rape, extradition will occur. switzerland is not to be looking at the underlying strength of the case, and polanski pled guilty here, so it is shocking that the swiss are not extraditing. >>> well, members of congress return to work today with an ambitious to-do list, financial reform, a supreme court nomination, whether to extend unemployment benefits. what makes it more challenging is the time line. they have about a month until their next recess. what do you think they should make their top priority? join of conversation with us at cnn.com/tony. we will share some of th
for now, the big telethon, individuals in the u.s. meanwhile have pledged around $1.3 billion. you see the numbers, how much has been pledged and actually how much has been handed over and delivered there. a lot of aid has made it to haiti but 1.5 million people still homeless. some of the people in need the most or in need of most are falling through the cracks. that's the case at one orphanage it was visited by our dr. sanjay gupta. ♪ >> reporter: it is so striking in orphanages, smiles amid squalor. 350,000 orphans in haiti. best guess. many, like this little guy, don't even have a name. don't know how old he is. he's an orphan in this orphanage. among lots of other children. 40 to 50 at any given time. that's how many kids are taken care of. let me show you something else as well. look at this particular building. you just look at the floor over here. that's where they sleep. there are no bedrooms. find a place and sleep for the night. this is the kitchen. for all those children. this pot of beans is their food for the entire day. simply not enough. you take a look. they have to
of reverse racism at the u.s. department of agriculture, as with newshour political editor david chalian, the administration apologizes to a fired employee. >> lehrer: plus, a tom bearden oil spill report on the dispute over how to block the flow of oil into threatened tidal estuaries in louisiana. >> woodruff: and, on this 60th anniversary of north korea's attack on the south, jeffrey brown revisits that first hot conflict of the cold war, and explores its continuing legacy with warren wiedhahn, a u.s. marine veteran of the war, plus historians michael beschloss and alex roland. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the campaign to toughen financi
sleeper agents have been sent back to russia. in exchange, the u.s. is receiving four men accused by moscow of spying for the west. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is live for us in washington. pete, i've been watching you cover this thing minute by minute. i don't know how you can catch your breath. this has happened so quickly. >> reporter: well, and it's all over now. the plane carrying the ten russians from u.s. landed in vienna. they got off, landed, the four from russia landed in vienna earlier today. that plane has landed in the united kingdom where those four agents accused -- convicted of spying for the u.s. and western agencies in russia will be deep death briefed by british and american officials before some of them, probably not all of them, eventually come to the u.s. but that's a ways away. they'll stay a while in the uk for this rest period. so it's finally over, tamron. now some of the ten, at least one of them, at least, will not stay in russia. that is what their lawyers say. at least one of them, originally from peru, intends to go back to peru and the
in on north korea, ramping up threats to south korea as well as the u.s. in fact, north korean leaders are threatening a nuclear response to war games involving the u.s. and south korea. those military exercises, slated to take place tomorrow. now this is the latest threat also coming on the heels of the deadly sinking of a south korean warship. seoul and washington implicated north korea in the sinking of that vessel. joining us is military analyst jack jacobs. jack, why would north korea want to throw out these threats to the south and also to the u.s. if they're saying that they deny having anything to do with the sinking? >> sometime they do things and sometimes they don't do things. but they're very, very blij rent. i think the leadership basic willy is out of their minds, completely. this is the same country which in 1950 invaded south korea for -- with no provication. they sank the ship with no provication a couple weeks ago. a very, very difficult to gauge. and they have nuclear weapons. i think any threat that north korea throws out there out to be taken seriously. >> but the
orleans. >>> the u.s. military bars women from combat units. a congresswoman wants that to change since women are getting shot at anyway. she says the policy acts as a glass ceiling. >> reporter: a california congresswoman said if women were allowed into the infantry and other combat jobs it would open up more promotions and better prepare them for attacks and ambushes they are already facing. >> they don't get enough of that training. they don't get enough of that time. >> reporter: the army says all soldiers deployed to iraq and afghanistan get some combat-specific training such as convoy, live fire exercises. reaction to ambush, weapons training, combat life saver training and other skills. when what is in afghanistan i spoke with someone. >> we do this one drill where we have all our gear on, like a full combat load. we do a whole bunch of pushups and sprint and try to shoot so we understand what it's like to shoot under pressure. >> in the civilian world there is a reason human resource supervisors don't become ceos but sales executives do. they are directly involved in what that b
response to questions today about the planned draw-down of u.s. troops in afghanistan next july. he previously predicted a lot of people moving out. those were his words by then. but says, that's not really a deadline. >> what i was talking about was, you have, we're going to have over 100,000 people there. >> more, right, if you include -- >> i'm just talking about americans, 140,000 people there. and there's going to be a draw-down of forces as we transition. there are 34 districts in afghanistan. and the plan is, as we train up the afghani, we're going to begin in august say okay, now you got this province, we no longer have to have american ornato forces in that province. there will be a transition. and really, what i was responding to was the idea that the president had been outmaneuvered. i was saying, make it clear. so it wasn't so much numbers i meant. it could be as few as a couple thousand troops. it could be more. but settle will be a transition. >> and as the vice president said, there are around 100,000 american troops in afghanistan. 39 have bell killed there this mont
a deadly day for u.s. troops in afghanistan. two separate ied explosions claimed the lives of five american troops. very little information is out at this point other than both roadside bomb attacks happened in southern afghanistan. >>> listen to this discovery. along the u.s.-mexican border, suspected casualties of the ongoing mexican drug cartel wars. they have found now nine hidden mass graves. at least 38 bodies recovered so far. local attorney general says he believes some of the dead may have been buried as recently as just a few days ago. >>> and a flurry of pink slips have 241 teachers walking away from d.c.'s public school system. the firings are called "performance related." the teachers union says a new evaluation process for instructors was flawed. >>> so let's keep an eye on the weather. we always are. the weather system really churning through the gulf. it has weakened but tropical depression bonnie is still hampering clean-up efforts at bp's leak site. >> jacqui jeras is keeping an eye on things. we're always a little nervous to say something has weakened. people think it is
some portions of a confidential study of conditions before the rig disaster. also, was the u.s. duped by an iranian scientist who may have been working as a double agent? i'll talk about that and a lot more with the former cia insider. the outed operative valerie plame wilson. >>> an openly gay soldier and outspoken critic of the don't ask don't tell policy has revealed today he's been formally discharged from the united states army. lieutenant dan choy, a west point grad, was arrested for handcuffing himself to a gate in protest of banning gays from the military. i'm sure that lieutenant choy knew this was coming. he had been removed for some time. only a matter of time before he was formally discharged, i assume. >> reporter: yeah, wolf. we spoke with lieutenant choy this afternoon, and he knew it was coming, but he told us, quote, you know, you prepare yourself. he said i had built up an armor, but it's still an emotional roller coaster. now, lieutenant choi says he just got a phone call today from his battalion commander letting him know about the discharge, but, you know, when i
owns "u.s. news & world report" and recently wrote the hope that fired up the election of barack obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. the fundamental problem is starkly simple. jobs and the deepening fear among the public that the american dream is vanishing before their eyes. i was joined earlier from new york by mort zuckerman and steve forbes, chairman and ceo of forbes, incorporated. gentlemen, thank you both very much. i can't think of two better people to talk about the business climate right now. so let me just start by quoting ben bernanke, the chairman of the fed, as you well know, who called the state of the economy unusually uncertain. so i'd like to ask the two of you to give me your description of where you think the economy is right now. mr. zuckerman? >> well, i'm more or less on the pessimistic side of things. my view is that you have consumer spending, which is either flat or going down, housing, which is falling off the edge of the cliff, employment, which is still continuing to be a serious problem, and i could give you a wh
the west. >>> and american soil. the barefoot bandit arrives in the u.s. overnight. we'll talk with the lawyer who met with him face-to-face. >>> and baseball says good-bye to the boss, yankees owner, george steinbrenner. for one night, at least, there is crying in baseball. >>> good morning, everyone. and it was a touching tribute last night at the all-star game for, make no doubt about it, he was the boss. >> sure was. and derek jeter said, he wasn't only the boss. george steinbrenner was a friend, as well. >> he mellowed in his latter years, which was nice to see. >>> day 86 of the oil spill. the new cap was put in place over the well that's been leaking since april. but overnight, a snag. admiral thad allen announced a delay in beginning crucial tests to determine if this cap will withstand the pressure and finally stop the oil pouring into the gulf. you're there on the launch pad. five, four, three. >> but officials are optimistic. it's a big day. we've been dealing with so much down in the gulf for so long. five years after hurricane katrina, the fallout continues now. th
at the stories making headlines today. first, the u.s. justice department confirming the well publicized swap of u.s. and russian espionage agents have been completed. it happened yesterday afternoon in i havienna, austria. the russians get six spies for them top four nationals working for western intelligent agencies. >>> also, a brutal story out of brazil. a soccer player, a soccer star, named by police in the disappearance and murder of a woman said to be his former girlfriend. he is refusing to answer questions right now, according to police. his name is bruno and he is one of seven people arrested in the case. some of the details, accuse of killing this woman and feeding her dismembered p eed body to d. more detail on this story ahead. >>> also, we are following thursday's heavy rains and flash flooding in oklahoma city. take a look at the pictures here. new threat today. more storms are possible in that region. state of emergency has been declared in 63 oklahoma counties after several days of heavy rain. kate? >>> it's really hard to believe but we are almost three months into the gulf
are looking at the u.s. coast e coast guard "resolute." that was our ride out here. it took us overnight from pensacola. now we arrived at our destination behind us here is the very spot where the deepwater horizon rig caught fire, sank to the bottom of the ocean and started that huge environmental and economic disaster. and this is a critical time. one mile beneath my feet testing is under way that could lead to capping the well. these images of the oil spewing into the gulf may soon be just a bad memory. but you wouldn't know it by what you see on the surface. quick observations of what we see out here. it looks like a small city of vessels. about 10, 20 large ships out there, two of them clearly producing oil. pumping it up from below. that's where we see the large flames erupting after they burn off the natural gas that comes up. i asked our coast guard escort to go in for a closer look. i wanted to see if there was anything going on that might show this catastrophe is turning a corner. this is as close as we could go. we are a mile away. why can't we get any closer? >> safety is paramoun
the crisis of violence on the u.s./mexico border reaching a tipping point. car bombs are becoming the weapon of choice. >>> another u.s. governor sent the national guard. it wasn't the way their week as summer camp was supposed to end. what happened on this busy kansas interstate sending dozens of children flying through a bus and holding on for dear life. >>> she have got pregnant in high school and her mom became a political star. posed nude. now they're back together. "us weekly" broke the story and we'll hear from an editor tonight. >>> it is day 89 of the gulf oil disaster and day two of zero oil gushing into the gulf. bp's integrity test of its new cap is now passed the 48-hour mark and will go on a while longer. david mattingly joins us from new orleans. david, why the extension of this testing period? >> reporter: well, that's just another evidence of all the caution that we're seeing throughout this entire process. 48 hours have gone by. there was no sign of any oil leaking as the pressure slowly continues to build up inside that well. everything acting just as they wanted to see. b
are live from houston, texas. earlier today we within to the u.s./mexico board we are secretary napolitano to get you -- border, with secretary napolitano to get you the insider story on the border crisis. 2005/2006 you said the federal government has failed us. >> right. i don't think the federal government is letting arizona down now. >> greta: more minutes away including an answer to the question we all have: does the secretary thinks arizona's law racially profiles? >> first, radio star laura ingraham guess on the record with her new book the obama diaries number one at amazon.com the kindle version is number two. good evening laura? >> i can't believe you scored the big interview with janet napolitano. >> greta: we get down here and i get the big news about your book doing so well. of course i have my own copy. the first thing -- >> you are in the book. all about fox. >> greta: i did the washington read, i went immediate there to the index to see if i was in it. page 321. are you going to take the skin off my body or will i be saved? i come across okay. it was mild, simple note about
the u.s. military of murder. here's the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. >> i think we always need to be mindful of the unknown potential for damage in any particular document that we handle. mr. assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> wikileaks' founder refuses to say how his site got the documents. but nothing is secret on the internet. the military may have a hacker, a convicted criminal from california, to thank for cracking this case. his name is adran lamo, just 29 years old. in 2004 he was convicted of breaking into "the new york times," microsoft and lexus nexus computers. he went to the federal government to show the leaking. the website might also face chinl charges. barbara starr has the latest developments in our next hour. >>> so where's all the spilled oil? the coast guard insists it can't find much more to clean up on the surface of the gulf. their crews keep conducting fly
case, but also the u.s. versus stevens case, the animal cruelty videos where the breeze that the united states filed took a very broad view of congressional power to suppress speech if congress felt that its social value was negated by ts social cost, a position that was really not necessary to defend thetatute. that sentence was called out by the chief justice, joined by being in open court startling and dangerous." again, we do not know if she wrote that sentence and we do not know how clearly it reflects her own views, but it is not consistent with the position she has taken on speech issues in the past. p- being "sttling and dangerous." it will be interesting to see whether her views are ll for told by what she said at the hearing. >> all right, which is that, please join me in thanking the panel. [applause] -- with that, please join me in thanking the panel. [applause] and thank you for attending. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> up next on c-span, this week's prime minister's questions from the br
spill operations. former u.s. attorney general alberto gonzalez will not be charged in the firings of nine u.s. attorneys under the bush administration. after a 22 month investigation, the justice department ruled there's insufficient evidence to establish that he and his staff made misleading statements. this was not criminal. if they were political, that was not the crime. gonzalez resigned after that controversy. ineptitude and confusion, that's how they are describing officials at massy energy in the months before the explosion at a west virginia mine. that killed 29 men. they are all part of a rebuttal to massy's claim that the government forced them to make changes to reduce the volume of fresh air in the mine before the blast. the company's conduct is under federal investigation. secretary of state hillary clinton is in hanoi, vietnam this morning. she's attending an asian summit meeting where the buzz is the new sanctions she's announced against north korea. the north koreans responded by declaring the u.s. should drop the sanctions and cancel next week's military maneuvers
million by the intelligence agency to provide information on iran's nuclear program. the u.s. says he was a willing defector. amiri left washington abruptly yesterday arriving in tehran to a hero's welcome. the "post" says the scientist has not ablimped to give the money back but night not be able to assess it after breaking off his deal with the cia. >>> a man believed to be faisal facade, pleading guilty in the failed times square bomb squad, uplinked from the aarabic paper. >> this attack on the united states will also be a revenge attack from all, for all the mujahadin and the oppressed people of muslim. for example, shahid as well as abu musab al zarqawi. i will take revenge on their behalf and hope that their hearts will be pleased with this attack. >> here's what al ar beah is saying that it physicallys him >>> and just enough help from republicans to pass a bill. you never know what's happening on capitol hill. live on capitol hill live, brianna keilar. you never know what's going to happen. a long time in the making, really. you were there when the economy was on the brink of
. this over -- this will turn over responsibility to u.s. forces by the end of this calendar year. the valley is one of the deadliest for british forces accounting for 99 of the 312 soldiers who have died in afghanistan since 2001. nato air strike killing five afghan soldiers, two others wounded. it happened southwest of kabul. the soldiers were mistaken for taliban. friendly fire problems, friction between the government and nato. that's a quick look at what's happening in the headlines right now. but not all that's happening including, you know, i was over in disney and they have british newspapers. >> yes. >> they are all over this russian spy story because this very attractive red head was married to a british guy. >> anna chapman. >> he had no idea that his one time wife was doing double duty. >> the question this morning is as you see this headline. russia seeks a spy swap. this sounds like something out of a tom clancy novel but it's absolutely true. we know the united states government and russian government is brokering a swap, could take place as early as tomorrow. we don't know if
to widespread racial profiling by arizona law enforcement officers. they worry it will lead to harassment of u.s. citizens and of legal residents of the united states because of the way they look or the language they speak. the second lawsuit being heard in the afternoon is by the obama administration the basic premise of that lawsuit is that they say the federal government not states has the exclusive authority to regulate immigration law. they say the state of arizona has no legitimate interest in passing a law regulating immigration. arizona governor jan brewer filed a response to those lawsuits. she says the state will suffer irreparable harm if this law is not allowed to go into effect. because she says the federal government has not done its job in terms of securing the border and controlling rampant smuggling that continues to plague the state of arizona. we spoke to homeland security secretary janet napolitano, the former governor of arizona and the woman responsible for u.s. border security. she says that she understands the frustrations of arizona residents but she says this law is mis
on new agreements with some of our key partners. i have been -- i have instructed u.s. trade representative to begin the discussions to help resolve issues with the caribbean free-trade agreement before my visit in november. it is an agreement that will create new jobs and opportunities for both of our countries. we also want to deepen our relationship with panama and colombia. we are working to resolve freeze -- outstanding issues with those key partners. we are focused on submitting them as soon as possible for congressional consideration. we will make sure that each agreement just does not addanced our interest, buttonholes are most cherished values. -- but upholds our most cherished values. the united states offer some of the world's lowest barriers to trade. when we give other countries the privilege of that free and fair access, we expect in return. -- weamerican producers will use every tool at our disposal to enforce trade agreements. last week the wto rules in favor of the united states on a case that saw european governments were subsiddzing claims of airbus manufac
. >> reporter: cameron opposed the release a year ago inherited a mess complicating the british-u.s. relations on terrorism and the oil spill. >> releasing the lockerbie bomber, mass murder of 270 people, largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom was completely wrong. >> cameron tried to fence off british oil giant b.p. from al-megrahi's release despite the revelations the company lobbied for release of prisoners to secure drilling rights off the coast. >> it wasn't a decision taken by b.p., it was taken by the scottish government. >> b.p. says it never lobbied specifically for the al-megrahi's release. lawmaker lawmakers like senator bob menendez don't buy it, citing revelation about documents linking b.p., former intelligence officer and jack straw, from brown's recently ousted government. >> very revealing and questions whether b.p. was willing to do anything they could to get a prisoner transfer release to strike oil deal on the lives of americans and others who perished on pan am 103. >> they call for review of available evidence. both have little recourse to challenge
in afghanistan, now getting word that one of the u.s. service members is dead, and the other being held by the taliban. we will continue to have more on the breaking story. for now, time to say good-bye. thank you for being here. candy crowley, it's all yours. >>> not much time for democrats to turn around what may be a rough election day focused on one issue, the economy. the unemployment rate was 6.9% when president obama was elected. 18 months ago, his administration released a report saying if congress passed a stimulus plan unemployment would stay below 8%. congress did pass that stimulus bill. unemployment is now 9.5%, and 14 million americans out of work. friday, the white house projected the jobless rate will remain above 9% until 2012. >>> americans are feeling the pain. only 22% say the economic conditions are good, and 78% say they are poor. for democrats, the numbers do not add up to a promising november. today, unemployment and a recovery that doesn't feel like one, with business leaders mort zuckerman and steve forbes. >> unless the president deals credibly with the uncert
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